Factional ructions, election fretting and the mess of that tax backflip point to super Saturday crunch time for the ALP leader

Because politics is laced with ego and is in many ways the institutionalised projection of (mainly) masculine self-confidence, people forget about doubt.

Doubt is one of the least interrogated yet most fundamental drivers of ambitious political actors. People with the self-belief to be leaders of their political parties wake up every day wondering how they will get there, and once they get there, they default to wondering who is plotting to snatch the opportunity away from them.

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